Our Mission

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Florida is dedicated to the mitigation of suffering and death due to cancer and blood disorders through laboratory and clinical research-based patient care and education.

Highly Ranked UF Health is ranked as a top Cancer program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. We are the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida.

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84,000 SF Our students and faculty enjoy more than 84,000 SF of space dedicated to cancer research.

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Message from our Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD

Welcome to the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida. The Division is made up of 40 talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience, all of whom share a common goal of providing excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. The Division is also home to 15 hematology and oncology fellows. Faculty within the Division of Hematology & Oncology specialize in the treatment of all types of cancers and hematologic (blood) disorders including solid tumor cancers, hematologic cancers, and non-cancerous hematologic disorders. Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation. We are an important part of the UF Health Cancer Center, and our faculty work closely with clinical, laboratory, population science, and other research colleagues. In addition to working to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and blood disorders, the Division of Hematology & Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of physician leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our Division.

Dr. Markham

Division of HEM Onc News

Zhijian Qian earns Pierre Chagnon Professorship

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The University of Florida College of Medicine Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine is pleased to announce Dr. Zhijian…

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Welcome to Ilyas Sahin, MD – Gastrointestinal…

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  Ilyas Sahin, MD is an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr…

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Welcome to Jesus Fabregas, MD, MPH, FACP –…

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Jesus Fabregas, MD, MPH, FACP is an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine…

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UF Health Cancer Center Research News

UF researchers evaluate how to improve dignity for seriously ill patients

Hearing that you have a life-threatening illness can be physically and emotionally challenging. And while great strides have been made in helping people with a terminal illness manage their physical…

Fighting pediatric cancer focus of V Foundation-UF Health collaboration

In pursuit of its ongoing mission to achieve Victory Over Cancer®, the V Foundation for Cancer Research announced its renewed support and a new $250,000 grant for the University of…

Cancer Connections – Monthly Educational & Networking Meeting

Join us on February 23, 2022 at noon as Dr. Kristianna Fredenburg discusses the known and unknown environmental and biological factors that are relevant to cancer health disparities of head…

UF researchers develop genetic score to improve pediatric cancer treatments

University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leukemia patients. The predictive score brings a precision medicine approach…